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Beef Enchilada Casserole

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My mom made this recipe as far back as I can remember. It is all the things I love about casseroles: comforting, filling and easy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ¼ cups Chopped Onion
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 1 can (10 Oz. Can) Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 can (8 Oz. Can) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (16 Oz. Can) Pinto Or Kidney Beans, Drained
  • 8 ounces, weight Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 cups Fritos Corn Chips
  • 1 cup Sour Cream

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lightly coat a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large skillet over high heat, brown the ground meat and onion. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Stir in the sauces, beans and all but ½ cup of the cheese.

Pour half the meat mixture into the prepared casserole dish and top with 2 1/2 cups of the Fritos. Top the Frito layer with the remaining meat mixture then put the remaining Fritos around the top edges of the casserole, leaving the center uncovered.

Bake for 25 minutes. Spread the sour cream on top of the casserole in the center of the Fritos. Top with the remaining cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

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shebl2010 on 2.16.2011

Have all the ingredients on hand and had no idea what to make for dinner..This looks and sounds delicious,I’m making this tonight! Thanks for sharing.

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pjdarnell on 2.1.2011

made it tonight – it was great!

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kiagbear on 1.20.2011

just made this tonight and it tastes amazing! my family loves it. i will be making this again!

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Jeanne (aka NanaBread) on 12.22.2010

Dang, we have a lot in common! My mother made this same recipe for years, except she called it Tamale Pie. It’s still a family favorite. Easy & delicious!

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bumfuzzled on 6.5.2011

I made it exactly as the recipe stated and won’t be changing anything. My guys and I loved it.

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monet1 on 4.23.2011

Very good and easy too!
The only thing I changed was I had a bigger can of enchilada sauce so I used it and didn’t add any tomato sauce. I also didn’t read the directions that well and ended up putting Fritos all over the top and added twice the sour cream in the middle and topped with cheese and baked for 25 min. It turned out excellent!

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drlibgray on 2.8.2011

Everyone loved it. We had it for Super Bowl Sunday. Yummy!!!!

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sarahwbs2506 on 2.6.2011

this was really good…I made it as the recipe stated but wish I would have followed the suggestions above and spiced up the mixture a little and also wish I would have left the sour cream as a garnish and just put chips all over the top! It was good, but I think those changes would make it significantly better!

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jessiks on 1.9.2011

This was a big hit in our family! (Even my (almost) 2 yr old son ate it – and that’s a big deal!). Changes I made: I added about a T of taco seasoning in with the meat & sauce mixture (also added some cumin to the meat when I was cooking it). I didn’t have any black beans or kidney beans on hand, so I did a layer of refried beans over the meat mixture, and a layer of Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho over that, before I layered the fritos. Totally scrumptious! Per husband’s request I’ll probably do a full layer of fritos over the top, and leave the sour cream as garnish. Thanks for the recipe!

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